RUNDU – A resident of the Zambezi region handed himself over to the police after he had allegedly killed his wife with an Okapi knife at Shungu village in the Kongola area.
The 38-year-old suspect also allegedly hit the victim with a hammer.
According to the police, the gruesome incident happened in the wee hours of yesterday between 00h00 and 01h00. After killing his wife, he reported his crime at the Minias Brian Libuto police station. Officers went to the scene to collect the remains, and locked up the accused.
“It’s alleged that 33-year-old Namibian female Mapenzi Njahive’s throat was cut with a knife after she was allegedly hit with a steel hammer, and she died on the spot,’’ said the police in their daily crime report.
“The suspect used an Okapi knife to cut the throat of the deceased mercilessly. The incident took place in their bedroom, and the motive behind the gruesome killing is not yet known at this stage,” the police added.
The body of the deceased was transported to the Katima Mulilo State Hospital’s mortuary, where a post-mortem will be conducted. The next of kin were informed, while investigations continue. The suspect is due to appear in court today.
In a different murder incident, a Namibian man was shot and wounded by a Zambian man in the early hours of yesterday at Sikwekwe village, Choi area of the Zambezi region.
“It’s alleged that the suspect shot the victim three times on the right shoulder with a pistol, and the victim sustained serious injuries. The victim was taken to the Choi clinic, and thereafter was transferred to the Katima Mulilo State Hospital, where he is receiving treatment,” the police explained.
The suspect dodged arrest, but the police are busy tracking him. The motive for the shooting is also still unknown, while the police only identified the victim as a 32-year-old Namibian male from the Choi area.